Watch this, then you be the judge. Did this woman present a danger to the sheriff who stopped her for, allegedly, driving while using a cell phone which is prohibited in New York?
When he realized he was wrong about the cell phone, he trumped up a charge of driving 50 mph in a 45 mph zone?
Was the officer in anyway justified in using an electrified stun gun on a woman driving home with two children in her car?
What possible rationale could be used to justify the physical violence perpetrated on this citizen by this obviously poorly trained, inappropriately unprofessional law enforcement officer?
None, apparently, because the district attorney dismissed the phony charges of disorderly conduct and speeding after viewing the tape.
Did the cop lose his job? No, that would be admitting he did something wrong. But he was taken off patrol duty and given other assignments pending an investigation.
The woman? She's filed a lawsuit.
She says she wants to teach police a lesson. She said the deputy fabricated the speeding charge once he realized she didn't deserve a cell phone ticket. He had not clocked her with a radar gun. Instead, he said in a report, he calculated her speed by following her for "several seconds."
"I want the public to know these police officers apparently aren't being trained well enough to know when it is justified to use a Taser."